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Is High Cholesterol Normal During Pregnancy?

Amish Patel - September 25, 2023 - 0 comments

When you’re pregnant, cholesterol levels naturally increase at certain points during pregnancy to help provide the nutrients needed for a growing baby. One of the best ways to stay in control of your cholesterol levels is to get frequent cholesterol tests at Intrigue Health Pharmacy in South London. You can get your cholesterol tests in Kent or at any of our other branches in Dartford, Gravesend, Longfield, Bexley, or Medway.

Even women who have “normal” cholesterol levels pre-pregnancy can get elevated cholesterol in pregnancy. For women who already have high cholesterol, it can climb even higher.

Fortunately, women can get convenient cholesterol tests in Kent regularly throughout their pregnancy to help ensure that they and their babies are as healthy as possible.

Why Get a Cholesterol Test in Kent?

A cholesterol test is one of the most common tests during pregnancy since it’s very common for your cholesterol levels to be high when you’re expecting. “Normal” cholesterol levels are usually between 120 and 190 milligrams (mg)/decilitre (dL) of blood. But during pregnancy, they can be well over 200 milligrams/decilitre.

A simple blood cholesterol test in Gravesend at Intrigue Health Pharmacy can determine if your cholesterol levels are within a healthy range.

Is High Cholesterol During Pregnancy Normal?

High cholesterol during pregnancy is normal. Your cholesterol levels naturally rise during pregnancy because your body is producing more cholesterol as part of its many hormonal changes to support your pregnancy.

However, if your cholesterol levels are more than 240 milligrams/decilitre, your GP may do more tests to make sure you’re not at risk of complications from high cholesterol such as heart disease.

Symptoms Of High Cholesterol During Pregnancy

There aren’t really any visible symptoms of high cholesterol during pregnancy — you’ll pretty much feel the same as you would with “normal” levels. That’s why it’s so important to get regular blood cholesterol tests in Kent at Intrigue Health Pharmacy in South London. This is the best way to manage cholesterol levels and make any necessary lifestyle changes (diet and exercise) while you are pregnant.

Visit Intrigue Health Pharmacy to Get Your Cholesterol test in Dartford

It’s simple and convenient to get a cholesterol test in Dartford or at any of our Intrigue Health branches including Gravesend, Longfield, Bexley, Medway, and Kent. Simply book online or drop in at any of our South London locations and you’ll have results before you leave.

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